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Amphora (Read 236 times)
Steve Doerr
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Amphora
Oct 2nd, 2017 at 11:17pm
 
Here is an amphora (I first called it an apothecary vessel) that I turned. It was turned from a piece of claro walnut burl with an ebony stand. It is 11 3/4"H x 3 3/4"W. C&C welcomed
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Re: Amphora
Reply #1 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 10:05am
 
Very nice Steve!  Cool  I like it all, but if I had to change something it would be to shorten the upper part of the stand a bit.  My eye wants to see the shape of the turning, and the stand detracts from that ability.

Some time it would be great for us to share how we make these stands.  It seems like a turning would be a good start for the form, then bandsaw it into wedges.  Is that what you did here?

Another way would be to turn a platter and cut segments from that ... hummm... lots of ideas Wink
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Steve Doerr
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Re: Amphora
Reply #2 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 7:11pm
 
Tom, those sound like good ideas and good ways to approach creating the stand.  However, none of those were the method I used.  Since I had a a very limited supply of ebony, I first decided on the size and location of the ring.  Once I did that,  I sketched out the leg design on graph paper (both front and side profiles).  I then made a prototype to make sure it would function properly and looked good.  I then made a couple of adjustments in the design.  Once I was happy with the prototype I took the ebony and cut the side profile of all three legs at one time on the band saw.  I then cut the front profile on my scroll saw.  The disc I turned on the lathe.  Once cut I them sanded everything.  The gluing was a real challenge.  I started with epoxy but found that it did not provide enough holding power.  (May have to do with the black paint I added to the epoxy.)  Ended up using CA and it seems to be working well.
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Reply #3 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 9:08pm
 
Fantastic piece--wood and workmanship also.
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Reply #4 - Oct 3rd, 2017 at 11:33pm
 
G'day Steve,
I really like that
This has it all....for me....design, shape & timber selection all great.

Col
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Reply #5 - Oct 4th, 2017 at 6:10am
 
It's a beautiful piece, Steve. Thanks for sharing.
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